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Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman Honors the Sacrifice and Commitment of Fallen Las Animas Deputy Sheriff Travis Russell

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman today issued the following statement recognizing the work and sacrifice of Las Animas County Deputy Sheriff Travis Russell. 

“I am heartbroken at the loss of another brave member of Colorado’s law enforcement family while in the service of his community. Deputy Travis Russell was not only a husband and a devoted father of three but a valued and respected member of his Department. By all accounts, he loved his family, wearing a badge and serving his community. As a School Resource Officer he also touched countless young lives, who now grieve his loss,” said Attorney General Coffman. “Today is a reminder that it is up to each of us to honor the courage and sacrifice shown by our law enforcement heroes who protect our families and keep our community safe each and every day.”

Las Animas County Deputy Sheriff Travis Russell, 44, was killed in a vehicle crash in Trinidad while on patrol March 1, 2016.

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